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Successful Collaboration with Vertex OPM Showcases Benefits for Municipal Projects

February 13, 2024

In a recent feature by The Sun Chronicle, the challenges faced by local communities in replacing aging municipal buildings were highlighted. The focus was on the success of the Norfolk Fire Station project, a prime example of effective project management.

Norfolk Fire Station, along with the Norton Senior Center and Norton Town Hall, are all projects currently under construction and managed by VERTEX, who is serving as the Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for those communities. These projects demonstrate our expertise in leading large-scale municipal projects. The success of these initiatives is evident in the Norfolk Fire Station project, where efficient coordination between VERTEX (OPM), Dore & Whittier (Architect), and Castagna Construction (GC) has led to significant progress.

“We were very intentional and strategic working with our OPM VERTEX companies, Architect Dore & Whittier, and GC Castagna Construction to mitigate potential supply chain issues early by identifying long lead time items and initiating the procurement process for those items prior to ground breaking,”

Fire Chief Erron Kinney

Kevin Champagne, the building committee Chairman, proudly reported that the project is being delivered on time and within budget. This statement stands as a testament to the effective collaboration and strategic planning employed by the team.

Special recognition to Jon Lemieux, Steven Kirby, Doug Barletta, John Burkhardt and Daniel Alemu whose exceptional efforts have been crucial in these ongoing projects. Their dedication and expertise have been key factors in the successful execution of these vital community projects.

The impact of VERTEX’s work extends beyond Norfolk and Norton. In neighboring North Attleboro, VERTEX is serving as OPM and helping the community find a solution to address the outdated and undersized North Attleboro High School. This project is being done in partnership with the Massachusetts’ School Building Authority (MSBA). VERTEX is a leading OPM in the K-12 education space, having successfully worked on over twenty-five (25) major school projects in the last 10 years alone.

The Sun Chronicle’s coverage sheds light on the benefits of hiring an OPM like VERTEX, especially for public agencies and municipalities dealing with complex construction and renovation projects. VERTEX’s expertise helps communities assemble the right team, create the proper plan, and execute the project efficiently and effectively. Ensuring projects are set-up for success, and stay on budget and on schedule with minimal issues, ultimately betters the outcomes for the communities.

To learn more about VERTEX’s OPM and other Project Advisory services or to speak with an Expert, call 888.298.5162 or submit an inquiry.

Banner image source: thesunchronicle.com

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